Ear Care, Foundation Course

Who should attend: NMC registered Nurses and also Health Care Assistants who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver safe and effective ear care. This course is also suitable for those who attended ear care training more than 3 years ago.

What will I learn: You will explore and develop the theoretical evidence based knowledge and clinical skills required to identify and manage common ear problems, which may reduce unnecessary referrals to secondary care.

Course Content:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • Management of common ear problems and promotion of safe and effective personal ear care
  • Identification of clinical conditions affecting the ear and its management
  • Health conditions that may have an indirect effect on the function or presentation of the ear
  • Practise the clinical skill of Otoscopy
  • Practise safe and effective ear wax removal using instrumentation and irrigation
  • Legal and professional requirements relating to ear care
  • Documentation

How much will the course cost: £165 per delegate

How long will the course take to complete: 1 Day (09.30 - 16.30)

Training dates and venues:





Knutsford Community Hospital,                        Bexton Road, Knutsford. WA16 0BT

09.30 - 16.30


Conference Room, Eaglebridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dunwoody Way, Crewe. CW1 3AW

09.30 - 16.30


Knutsford Community Hospital,                        Bexton Road, Knutsford. WA16 0BT

09.30 - 16.30


Board Room 1,              New Alderley House, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield. SK10 3BL

09.30 - 16.30


To book contact the Professional Practice Team at  ecn-tr.professionalpracticeteam@nhs.net